Memories of Tupac

This is my favorite photo of #Tupac, I believe from the infamous Vibe Magazine photo shoot with Snoop Dogg and Dre when they all signed a deal to be on Death Row Records with Suge Knight. I also remember exactly where I was when I got the sad news of his death. I was a student at Kent State University in my senior year in fall 96, riding in the car with my friend Heather and we heard it on the radio. For a couple of 20 somethings to hear about the demise of someone so talented who was our age, it was devastating. And who could have predicted that Biggie would also be gone only about 6 months later. #the90s #HipHop #OldSchool #CollegeMemories #BlogPost #the40andoverproject

Tupac Amaru Shakur (/ˈtuːpɑːk ʃəˈkʊər/ TOO-pahk shə-KOOR; born Lesane Parish Crooks, June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996), better known by his stage name 2Pac and, later, by his alias Makaveli, was an American rapper, songwriter, and actor. He is widely considered one of the most influential rappers of all time. Much of Shakur’s work has been noted for addressing contemporary social issues that plagued inner cities, and he is considered a symbol of activism against inequality. #Wikipedia

Throwback Thursday. RIP Biz Markie

RIP to another rap pioneer, #BizMarkie, what are your favorite songs? Mine include:  Nobody Beats the Biz, Vapors, and Just A Friend #OldSchool #40AndOver #the80s #the40andoverproject #HipHop #GenerationX #PopCultureUpdate

From Wikipedia : Marcel Theo Hall (April 8, 1964 – July 16, 2021),[2] known professionally as Biz Markie, was an American rapper, singer-songwriter, DJ, and record producer. Markie was best known for his 1989 single “Just a Friend“, which became a top 40 hit in several countries. In 2008, “Just a Friend” made No. 100 on VH1‘s list of the 100 greatest hip hop songs of all time.[3] Markie was sometimes referred to as the “Clown Prince of Hip Hop“.[4][5][6]

Throwback Thursday: Janet Jackson Control

The Control album dropped 35 years ago in February 1986 and I was 13. I don’t know about you, but that album changed my life. The record producers who made her famous, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis are releasing their own album, dropping on Friday. What are your favorite songs from the album: Nasty Boy, Pleasure Principle, Let’s Wait A While? I loved them all! And who else thought they were Janet Jackson dancing in the mirror? 🖐️LOL #OldSchool #40AndOver #the80s #the40andoverproject #GirlPower

#ThrowbackThursday Old School Summer Jams

It’s #Cookout season. You know what that means right? Alot of #OldSchool dance music to set the mood. Before I Let Go, by Frankie Beverly, has got to be one of everyone’s all time favorites for family reunions and weddings. Keep this one on blast and you will be sure to have a successful Que (BBQ that is and guarantee that somebody’s auntie will break out into a line dance after a mean game of Bid Whist on the card table! And we can’t leave out the Hip Hop classic, Summertime, by Will Smith because the title says it all! This should be in heavy rotation in your “CD player”, lol, or on your playlist, either way, it’s the jam! Enjoy!

#HappySummer #the40andoverproject

One More Chance. March 9, 1997

I always know it’s March when the anniversary of this rap icon, the Notorious B.I.G, comes upon us. March 9, 1997, I remember it well. Not only is my birthday in March but, in 1997, I was in my last year at Kent State University, a graduating senior. Tupac had just been killed in the Fall of 1996. This all happened 24 years ago. What a crazy time in #HipHopHistory #OneMoreChance #StillMyFavorite #the90s #BiggieSmalls #BabyBaby

Photo Credit. Barron Claiborne

40 and Over ALMANAC. 40 years ago. John Lennon | Biography, Songs, Albums, Death, & Facts | Britannica

If you are 40 and over then 9 times out of 10, you know exactly who the Beatles are and who John Lennon was. And you remember when he was murdered in 1980. Next week, December 8th,marks the 40th anniversary of his death. Please share your favorite Beatles/John Lennon songs here. Mine are Imagine, I Want to Hold Your Hand, Love Me Do, Let It Be, and Come Together.

https://www.britannica.com/biography/John-Lennon

40 and over QOTW: What was your favorite holiday gift?

Hey #40AndOver peeps! Think back to what your favorite holiday gift was growing up. And now that you are an adult, what has been the best gift you’ve received? Please share below. Can’t wait. My favorites are my ten speed bike with the curved handle bars (back in the day) and anything my parents ever gifted me (as an adult). Your turn! #BestGifts #the40andoverproject #HelloDecember #GiftGivingSeason